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Magical gem: Cross, fish, Greek text: Ἰησοῦς σωτήρ
CBd-Number:
CBd-900
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,160
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,160
References:
Michel, BM, no. 541; Spier, Gems, no. 446; Michel, DMG, no. 31.6_2
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
chalcedony, green to blue
Dimensions:
10 x 13 x 4.5 mm
Dating:
4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
cross; fish
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰησοῦς


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A: In the centre, a large, T-shaped cross. Above, a fish in profile to left. Below, inscription in two lines: ει[. .]υσ|[. .]τηρ →





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Ἰησοῦς σωτήρ. 'Jesus, the saviour.'
B: Plain.


Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-900
Spier, Gems on CBd-900
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-900
Last modified: 2015-01-08 14:50:26
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/900
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CBd-900. The Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database (2010-), developed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, editor-in-chief: Á. M. Nagy. Retrieved from: cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/900 on 29-09-2022.

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